CONCRETE symbolizes the industrial spaces that inspire Corbet’s work. It is solid, placed, and finalized — a permanence-space. This permanence-space is the intersection of aesthetics and utility that my work explores. The prints are mining materiality/utility for its aesthetics. This mining process is used to set up a discourse around the way that materials are perceived based on their context.
Like the printed images, concrete is viewed passively. Using art-making as a process and institutional context, the objects require more active engagement. The active vs. passive viewing of materiality in daily life is fundamental to this body of work. It refers to the potential vitality of our material environments.
Chloe Corbet is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s Bachelor of Arts program with a major in Cultural Studies. Corbet is an emerging artist from Kelowna, B.C specializing in screen-printing. Her work explores the aesthetic nature of built environments. She has exhibited in the Lessedra 18th World Art Print Annual in Bulgaria, First Impressions at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, and the International Open Juried Society of Canadian Artists Online Exhibition. Corbet is currently producing work from the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s print studio.
CONCRETE will be on view at the Alternator from February 7 to 29, 2020. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday, February 7, 2020.